Paul Bishop was born in 1967 in Southend-on-Sea. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and he is currently William Jacks Chair of Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow. His books examine the history of ideas and the histories of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, with particular emphasis on Nietzsche, C.G. Jung, and Ludwig Klages. He has edited Companion volumes for Camden House on Goethe's "Faust", Parts One and Two; and on the life and works of Nietzsche. Recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Linguists, he also works as a translator.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Paul's research has focused on the history of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology in relation to various aspects of German culture and thought. The main figures his work discusses are Goethe, Schiller, Thomas Mann, Rilke, and Stefan George, as well as Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, and Ludwig Klages. His work tries to connect themes and ideas across the centuries and to relate them to our world today.
Paul enjoys walking, classical music, and reading, and is fascinated by the history and architecture of Glasgow. Under the username @paulbishop4U, he tweets about his interests in culture, politics, and economics.